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How to Stiff It From 100 Yards In

The Situation

You have a good lie in the fairway roughly 70 yards from the green, but you can't make a full swing and that never seems to work out well for you.

The Solution

Before your next round, hit practice balls using a full swing with your pitching wedge. Picture a clock's face tilted on the same plane as your swing (your chest at the center). Swing your hands to 10:00 in your backswing and 12:00 in your finish. Determine the distance on clean hits with your 10-to-12 swing. With this swing as your base, switch clubs and swing lengths to match the distance at hand.

DIAL IT IN: Consult the table to generate every distance from 110 to 20 yards. If you hit your PW farther or shorter than the 110-yard example outlined here, visit golf.com/dcs and download the table that matches the distance you typically get with a full PW.

100 yards
Pitching Wedge
If your full pitching wedge flies 110 yards and you need to hit the ball 100 yards... Swing your pitching wedge from 9:00 to 12:00.

80 yards
Gap Wedge
If your full pitching wedge flies 110 yards and you need to hit the ball 80 yards... Swing your gap wedge from 9:00 to 2:00.
60 yards
Sand Wedge
If your full pitching wedge flies 110 yards and you need to hit the ball 60 yards... Swing your sand wedge from 10:00 to 12:00.

Download your personalized Distance-Control System card

Click on the yardage you typically generate with a full swing with your pitching wedge to download instructions on how to hit every distance all the way down to 20 yards.

70-yard pitching wedge

80-yard pitching wedge

90-yard pitching wedge

100-yard pitching wedge

110-yard pitching wedge

120-yard pitching wedge

125-yard pitching wedge

130-yard pitching wedge

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